New empty leg app offers free flights for $1,000 per year

Vaunt allows members to pay an annual $1,000 fee and then fly empty legs for free.

By Doug Gollan, October 4, 2023

If you miss JetSmarter from the early days or Delta Private Jets’ SkyAccess empty-leg free private jet flights, you’ll want to check out Vaunt.

An offshoot of HondaJet operator Volato, the app enables you to pay an annual membership of $1,000 and then fly on the repositioning flights at no extra charge.

Tim Graves, Vaunt’s VP of Brand & Product Marketing, tells Private Jet Card Comparisons, “I’m inspired about our mission to make private air travel accessible to a greater audience while also tackling one of the biggest operational challenges in the industry.”

Vaunt from Volato

Once you download the app and join, you can review available flights or receive notifications when flights are posted.

You list for the flights you want to fly on the app.

About 24 hours prior to departure, the winner is notified.

You can pay an extra $995 to move to the top of the list.

There’s no cost for the flights, and you get the entire airplane.

An algorithm determines the winner with the goal of spreading the spoils.

We’ve noticed many attractive flights, one to two hours in length, and earlier today flew from West Palm Beach to Charleston.

The program has been in a soft launch since June. 

In terms of where you have the best chances, below are the most frequent departure and arrival airports.

Top Empty Leg Departure Cities

  1. St Augustine
  2. Atlanta
  3. Tampa
  4. Houston
  5. Fort Lauderdale
  6. Dallas
  7. Asheville
  8. Charleston
  9. Miami
  10. Teterboro
  11. Van Nuys
  12. Greensboro
  13. Nashville
  14. Naples
  15. Boca Raton

Top Empty Leg Arrival Cities

  1. Atlanta
  2. St. Augustine
  3. Houston
  4. Tampa
  5. Charleston
  6. Asheville
  7. Miami
  8. Teterboro
  9. Dallas
  10. Orlando
  11. Fort Lauderdale
  12. West Palm Beach
  13. Naples
  14. Nashville
  15. Oakland

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